Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-08-2019, 08:37 AM
Dale Sams is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 5,222

Netflix's The King (Henry V)


From the YT clips I've seen...this looks really well done. Pattinson of course is riveting, and I'm not familiar with Timothy Chalamet's work but he looks to be doing very well-crafted acting.

It's interesting to see an age-appropriate Henry V with a slight build tackling this role.

Last edited by Dale Sams; 11-08-2019 at 08:40 AM.
  #2  
Old 11-08-2019, 08:45 AM
DCnDC's Avatar
DCnDC is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Dueling Grounds
Posts: 12,913
I got into it just for the full-armored-knight vs full-armored-knight action the cover promised, and in that respect it mostly delivered. Honestly, I skipped right past all the boring politics in between. But the fighting was good.
  #3  
Old 11-08-2019, 08:53 AM
Terminus Est's Avatar
Terminus Est is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: The tropics
Posts: 7,675
I was gravely disappointed by Agincourt. I wanted to see knights in full armor, foundering in the mud. I wanted to see a rain of arrows blotting out the sun. Instead the archers only loosed their arrows twice and we got a pretty much Hollywood-standard sword melee. The Dauphin's demise was pretty satisfying, though.
  #4  
Old 11-08-2019, 08:56 AM
LVBoPeep is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 1,819
We liked it though I wasn't sure it offered anything new. The only thing I didn't like the scenes between Hal and Catherine (Lily Depp). Though it was necessary to reveal certain plot points , it was kind of tagged on the end and I wasn't all that impressed with Lily Depp, though she did not have many scenes to show a full performance range.
__________________
"One thing is for sure, sheep are not creatures of the air" Monty Python

Jaime
  #5  
Old 11-08-2019, 10:18 AM
Chefguy's Avatar
Chefguy is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Portlandia
Posts: 42,616
It wasn't bad, as sword and sandal epics go, but they took some serious liberties with history (Falstaff wasn't really a person, for instance, but rather a Shakespeare creation). Not a bad yarn, though, with some decent acting.
  #6  
Old 11-08-2019, 12:51 PM
Dale Sams is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 5,222
Well I've studied it some more...yeah there are a LOT of liberties taken with history, but fun cast. Good music.

Maybe I just miss Game of Thrones.
  #7  
Old 11-08-2019, 12:59 PM
PatrickLondon is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: London
Posts: 3,640
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dale Sams View Post
I'm not familiar with Timothy Chalamet's work but he looks to be doing very well-crafted acting.

It's interesting to see an age-appropriate Henry V with a slight build tackling this role.
I'm not familiar either, but the PR photos I've seen of him in this make him look a bit like Mr Bean after attempting some do -it-yourself barbering.
  #8  
Old 11-08-2019, 01:40 PM
Chefguy's Avatar
Chefguy is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Portlandia
Posts: 42,616
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dale Sams View Post
Well I've studied it some more...yeah there are a LOT of liberties taken with history, but fun cast. Good music.

Maybe I just miss Game of Thrones.
The Last Kingdom on Netflix is good for a GOT fix.
  #9  
Old 11-08-2019, 01:44 PM
APB is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,127
The French have a point when complaining that it's even less accurate than Shakespeare's version! Mind you, it did seem a bit odd that having had Robert Pattinson do his embarrassingly bad, 'Allo 'Allo turn as the Dauphin, they then made Charles VI quite so restrained - they could easily have made the French look even sillier. Also, Henry as peacenik and the assassination subplot manage to be even less plausible than the Shakespearean tennis balls.

The only interesting thing about Timothée Chalamet's hairstyle is the way that, without explanation, it suddenly changes from his usual look as soon as he becomes King.
  #10  
Old 11-08-2019, 03:19 PM
Hypno-Toad is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: By the Caloosahatchee
Posts: 11,877
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickLondon View Post
I'm not familiar either, but the PR photos I've seen of him in this make him look a bit like Mr Bean after attempting some do -it-yourself barbering.
You mean Edmund, the Black Adder?

Last edited by Hypno-Toad; 11-08-2019 at 03:20 PM.
  #11  
Old 11-08-2019, 03:30 PM
DrCube is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Caseyville, IL
Posts: 7,506
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickLondon View Post
I'm not familiar either, but the PR photos I've seen of him in this make him look a bit like Mr Bean after attempting some do -it-yourself barbering.
In my opinion, that's an apt description of what Henry V actually looked like.
  #12  
Old 11-08-2019, 08:15 PM
Terminus Est's Avatar
Terminus Est is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: The tropics
Posts: 7,675
Quote:
Originally Posted by APB View Post
The only interesting thing about Timothée Chalamet's hairstyle is the way that, without explanation, it suddenly changes from his usual look as soon as he becomes King.
His whole personality changes without explanation as soon as he becomes king. Something also taken straight out of Shakespeare.
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright © 2019 STM Reader, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017